A live casino is an online version of an actual bricks and mortar casino where players can interact with real dealers in real time. This means that the experience is as close as possible to playing in Las Vegas but without having to leave your home. This type of online gaming has been around for more than two decades but it’s still developing. Operators are constantly striving to make this type of game more realistic and more immersive.
To do this they need to hire people that are trained in the game, set up a studio where they film games and use technology like a computer to stream it over the internet to you. This type of gaming is extremely expensive as it requires a whole team to operate, including an information technology manager, croupiers and someone to film the action. All of this has to be done in a small studio and it also requires an ingenious piece of hardware called a Game Control Unit (GCU). This tiny device encodes all the data that is needed for each live game and converts this into what you see on your screen.
The most important part of a live casino is the dealer. They are filmed from behind a table and have to be well trained in popular casino games. They are also required to know current laws and regulations regarding gambling. They must also be able to interact with players by typing into a chat box, much like social network messenger apps.